4 Advanced Tips For “Offsetting” Your Thermostat

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The energy services experts at G+S have some things to share about offsetting your thermostat. Take a look at what you need to know and four advanced tips for doing it right.

What is Offsetting?

Offsetting is a way to ensure the temperature in your home matches the temperature reading on your thermostat. If your thermostat is in a cold hallway or a hot living room or someplace the temperature doesn’t match the rest of the house, offsetting can help. It’s a way to adjust the measured temperature manually. It helps you use less energy and keep your home more comfortable at the same time.

How to Properly Offset the Thermostat

It’s critical to get the offset temperature correct to take advantage of the right setting. These four tips can help you get it right.

  1. You will be checking Check the room temperature against the reading on your thermostat. You can do this with a low-cost thermometer you can get at your local hardware store or online.
  2. Make sure the secondary thermometer is close to your thermostat. Record the temperature at the thermostat with the thermometer.
  3. Move the thermometer away from the thermostat to a room space close to it where the temperature is the same or similar to the rest of the house.
  4. If the temperature on the thermometer is different from the thermostat display, adjust the ambient temperature reading on the thermostat. You can adjust the temperature offset to match the thermometer reading. Refer to your thermostat’s owner’s manual if you have it, or go online to find it, to see how to do this.

There are many ways to save money on your heating and cooling, and offsetting your thermostat is just one of them. For more information on energy services, contact the heating and cooling experts at G+S Heating Air Energy Services.

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